Katia Merten-Lentz+32 (0) 2 645 5073Email
Katia Merten-Lentz, partner resident in the Firm’s Brussels and Paris offices, is a leading practitioner in European food, feed, and agricultural law. Her practice also extends to Environmental Law, Biotechnologies (new breeding technologies) and Cosmetics Law.
Ms. Merten-Lentz assists clients throughout the food chain with issues ranging from marketing (food labeling, health and nutrition claims, organic labels etc.) to innovation (nanomaterials, genetically modified organisms, novel foods). She also helps clients in the food and feed area obtaining European authorization for new additives, enzymes and novel foods. Read More
Christophe Leprêtre+32 (0) 2 645 5078Email
Christophe Leprêtre is an experienced advisor to the firm’s clients on matters of national, regional, and international complexity. Having worked for public authorities, including the French government and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) and for private companies on a wide range of food issues, Mr. Leprêtre has a unique expertise in regulatory matters affecting the food industry. Read More
Nathalie Henin+32 2 645 50 45Email
Nathalie Henin, Ph.D., is a scientific and regulatory advisor focusing on compliance matters and regulations as they relate to EU food laws.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Dr. Henin held positions as a scientific and regulatory affairs director and as a lobbyist in the food industry and then the agrochemical industry, specifically focusing on the areas of nutrition, food labeling and food safety within the EU.
Dr. Henin obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry) with her doctoral dissertation focusing on AICAriboside and its effect on the metabolism of lipids. She is fluent in French and English.
Manon Ombredane+32 2 645 50 68Email
Manon Ombredane provides counsel on the regulatory compliance of food and drug products within the EU.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Miss Ombredane gained experience working with various organizations in the EU and developed a well-rounded background that includes familiarity with intellectual property law, food/agricultural law, competition law, product liability, framework agreements and services.
Miss Ombredane is fluent in French and English and has a working knowledge of Italian.
Caroline Commandeur+32 (0)2 645 50 10Email
Caroline Commandeur is a legal consultant, recently authorized to practice as a lawyer in France. She provides counsel on the regulatory compliance of food products within the EU and also assists clients in litigation matters against competitors and authorities.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Miss Commandeur gained experience working with various law firms in France and developed a well-rounded background that includes familiarity with food/agricultural law, consumer and competition law, product liability and French proceedings.
Miss Commandeur is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Thaïs Payan is a trainee lawyer in the Food practice, where she supports the practice group as they advise clients on regulatory compliance matters and litigation cases related to European and French food laws.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Thaïs studied European Union Law at University Panthéon-Assas (Paris, France) and College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium). She pursued her traineeship with the European Court of Justice (ECJ). She also worked in several French public institutions and international law-firms, where she strengthened her knowledge of EU internal market law and litigation.
She is currently a student of the Paris Bar School and she expects to qualify as a lawyer in October 2019. She is fluent in French and English and has a working knowledge of Spanish.